Student Faculty Units

A limited number of comfortable apartments with kitchens are available for students and faculty attending the Krotona School of Theosophy. As Krotona has no central dining area, guests arrange for their own meals. We can assist with grocery shopping if needed. During some classes, accommodations may need to be shared.

Priority is given to members of the Theosophical Society and to students registering for two or more weeks. Current rates are listed on the Application, available for download below. An application is needed from students who are requesting accommodations for the first time.

School Registrar
(805) 646-1139

Personal Retreats

Krotona Institute of Theosophy has opened its Guest House units to visitors who wish to stay on campus for personal retreats. Small studio apartments with kitchenettes are available for those persons who desire the support to deepen their spiritual practice, work on creative writing or research projects.

Priority is given to members of the Theosophical Society, those attending School programs, and to those who are utilizing the Library for research.

Current rates are available upon request. An application is needed for persons each time they request to stay.

Guest House Host
(805) 836-0274

Guest Policies

While at Krotona, guests are required to abide by our Guest Policies.

  • All must agree to abide by our community’s practice of vegetarianism, non-smoking, and abstention from alcohol and recreational drugs during their visit.
  • Please stay on paved surfaces and clearly marked pathways, keep pets on leash, and respect the private residential areas.
  • When walking the grounds, please keep chatter and cell phone usage to a minimum.
  • Please pick up after your pet; there is a waste station with bags adjacent to the Bookshop.

Thank you for your respect and cooperation.


Out of consideration for those with medical conditions and other concerns, we cannot accommodate pets or emotional support/therapy animals in guest quarters. We do honor Federal ADA requirements, welcoming well-mannered and housebroken service animals. The Americans with Disability Act defines “service animals” as “any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability . . . this explicitly does not apply to emotional support animals.”

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